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Meet Gogo Maweni, the Soweto snake handler

We couldn't imagine remaining this cool, calm, and collected...

Gogo Maweni spent some time with her different snakes in Soweto.
Image: Twitter / @GogoMaweni

Just when you thought you had seen it all, it takes one thing to make you realise that you most certainly haven't. 

KwaZulu-Natal has its fair share of snake tales, but nothing takes the cake quite like this one...

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In a video that has been making the rounds on Twitter, Gogo Maweni spent some time with her different snakes in Soweto.

In the vibrant township of Soweto, where cultures intertwine and stories come to life, resides an extraordinary woman named Gogo Maweni

Gogo, a wise and passionate individual, possesses an innate connection with nature, particularly with a unique group of creatures that many people fear - snakes. 

Have a look at this video from her Twitter page to see the connection between Gogo and these huge snakes:

Gogo's fascination with snakes began during her childhood when she would often encounter them on her walks in the surrounding hills.

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Contrary to common fears, Gogo saw beauty in these slithering creatures and felt an unexplainable connection. 

Over time, her curiosity and passion grew, leading her to study and understand the behaviour and needs of different snake species.

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Main image attribution: Twitter / @GogoMaweni

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